I will have a proper read on the replys once home,but looking for something bit more mature now im getting close to 40 i guess but still that hothatch/sporty side to it,something thats good on driving long distances as i go away a fair bit around the country,ie scotland,lakes,wales,cornwall etc so also the point of being able to fit my camping stuff in to.
Not worried about insurance & mpg.
So thinking the S3 or go R26 is the two options that fit in my budget.
Why (and hello)? Bought at £7k, sold at £4k in 2014 four years later... I think, it was a while ago. £4k should get you a decent spec and mileage car. These go into the 150k+ miles with very little work. Tuffty's is on a fair wack over on AudiSport, albeit with a lot of mods.I wouldn't want to risk a £4k S3, or R32.
Buy a £1k LCR, knowing you'll be fine to rebuild it from parts if necessary? No brainer.
Buy a £2k LCR with no idea how a car works......that's gonna hurt.
Thanks for the positive post about the S3 mate. @JD
Im not to worried about performance figures etc.I just think the S3 is nice inside and looks great with a bit of lows and a decent remap,exhaust and well maintained.Same as if i got an R26.
Then if I got a R26 i would still be in the Renaultsport family haha.
Mazda 3 MPS....Look better, much quicker, more toys, reliable if serviced properly, decent MPG, low insurance, highly tuneable and are priced ridiculously for what you get.